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Raymond J. Aubut Print E-mail

Raymond J. Aubut

Renowned Square Dance Caller for almost 40 years;

Lowell, MA - Raymond J. Aubut, 85, of Dracut & Lowell, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday June 11, 2016 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was the beloved husband of Carole (Handley) Aubut and would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on September 16, 2016. They resided in Dracut for over 50 years where they raised their three daughters and also resided in Naples Florida & most recently Lowell, MA.
 
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 9, 1931, Ray was the son of the late Edward and the late Alice (McNabb) Aubut. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle & friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. 
 
Ray was raised in the Centralville section of Lowell and attended Lowell schools.  He owned two service stations on Andover Street & High Street in Lowell for several years. He was also a sales representative for Northeast Petroleum and later a Realtor for Century 21 in Lowell and Carlson Real Estate in Chelmsford.

Ray was very proud of his career as a Square Dance Caller as he and Carole danced and he called & taught square dancing for close to 40 years.  He & Carole became members of the Town Travelers Square Dance Club in 1967, and soon were involved as dance leaders & club president. For many years he called at New England Square and Round Dance conventions.  Ray was a member of the Tri-State Callers Assoc., New England Council of Callers Assoc. (NECCA), CALLERLAB, and the Square Dance Foundation of New England, Inc. He was a chairman and member of the New England Square & Round Dance Cooperation Committee & served on the executive board of the New England Council of Callers Association. He held many offices, including Chairman of NECCA. He called for the Slips N'Clutches, Skirts & Flirts, Calico Steppers, Alpine Squares & in Naples Florida. He was a member of LEGACY (Dancer-Caller-Round Dance Leader Association), was a proud recipient of the Yankee Clipper Award in 1990 and was inducted into the Square Dance Foundation Hall of Fame.

In addition, he and Carole published The New England Square Dance Caller Magazine for 12 years.
 
Ray also loved bowling with the Alpine Bowling League of Lowell and was an avid card player at their regular Saturday night group. He had been a member of the Longmeadow Golf Club and the Vesper Country Club.

Besides his wife Carole, he is also survived by his three daughters Nancy (Aubut) Lafontaine and her husband Lee Lafontaine of Winter Springs, FL, Betty Aubut of Asheville, NC, Peggy (Aubut/D'Addario) Patenaude Osbaldeston and her husband Joseph Osbaldeston of North Andover; 5 grandchildren Paul Lafontaine and his wife Carrie of Winter Park, FL, Janet (Lafontaine) Plummer and her husband Steven of Oviedo, FL, Stephen D'Addario of Andover, Justin D'Addario of North Andover, and Deven D'Addario of Celebration, FL.  He is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren; Danica, Reid, Alaina and Elin. Also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Viola & Donald Anderson of Dracut, nieces Carole Ann Roberts of Dracut, & Sharon O'Brien of Virginia & nephews Donald W. Anderson, Jr. and his wife Antonette of Salem, NH, and Thomas Aubut of Lowell; great nieces Kaitlyn Roberts, Michael Anderson and Stephanie Anderson.

Ray is pre-deceased by his brother Edward Aubut & his wife Theresa and his sister Isabelle Westover and her husband Herbert.

 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday June 14th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Wednesday morning June 15th at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the NECCA Scholarship Fund, John Wedge, 100 Merrimack Ave, Apt #1, Dracut, MA 01826. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 

 
Edward F. Keon Print E-mail

 

Edward F. Keon

 
Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 87
 
 Edward F. Keon, 87, of Lowell, died Monday, June 6th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to the late Mary (Moran) Keon who died December 6, 2004.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 2, 1928, a son of the late Philip J. and the late Mabel T. (Farrell) Keon, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Patrick High School. Eager to further his education, following his military service and proudly taking the opportunity to utilize the G.I. Bill, he went on to graduate with highest honors from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and philosophy. He then attended Harvard University for post graduate studies in physics.
 Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and received an Honorable Discharge in 1947.
 Before retiring, Ed was President of Stackpole Fibers in Lowell. Previously, he was Founder and President of High Temperature Materials in Lowell which designed space age materials used in rocket industries.
 Among his many interests, Ed was an inventor, scientist and businessman and was a holder of 4 patents. He was an avid reader and loved traveling around the world, especially to Ireland where he owned a second home. He was also a past Chairman of the Lowell Redevelopment Authority.
 Ed is survived by three daughters Moira Greene of County Clare, Ireland, Sheila McTigue and her husband Michael of County Clare, Ireland and Kathleen LaFlamme and her husband Kevin of Lowell, MA; two sons Edward F. Keon Jr. and his wife Patricia of Morristown, NJ and Thomas P. Keon and his wife M. Winifred of Bethesda, MD; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers Philip J. Keon and his wife Nancy of Tewksbury, MA and Leo Richard Keon and his wife Betty of Wells, ME; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Patricia Ashe and the late Gerald Keon.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. His funeral will take place from the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors John W. Crane and James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 
Lionel A. "Leo" Bossie Print E-mail

Lionel A. “Leo” Bossie

 
 Lionel A. “Leo” Bossie, 92, of Pinellas Park, Florida, formerly of Dracut, died Wednesday, March 30th at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park. He was the beloved husband of the late Louise E. (Cassidy) Bossie who died September 19, 2012.
 Born in Hudson, New Hampshire, March 16, 1924, a son of the late Hector and the late Julia (Jackson) Bosse, he attended Nashua schools and was a graduate of Nashua High School in the Class of 1941.
 A veteran of WWII, Leo proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant and was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon.
 Before retiring, Leo was employed as Director of Personnel at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.
 Among his many activities, he especially enjoyed wintering in Florida after his retirement.
 Leo is survived by many nieces and nephews residing in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Florida and Illinois.
 He was also brother of the late Raymond E. Bossie, Emile J. Bossie and Maurice C. Bossie.
 There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Monday, June 6th at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsboro at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
 
Alan R. LeGendre Print E-mail

 

Alan R. LeGendre
 
Formerly of Lowell, 59
 
 Alan R. LeGendre, 59, of Westford, formerly of Lowell, died Saturday, May 21st at his residence.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 2, 1956, he was the beloved son of the late Alan A. and the late Grace P. (Keon) LeGendre.
 Alan is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at the Parish of St. Rita, 158 Mammoth Road in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the National Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 4916, New York, NY 10185  Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

 
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